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then anthony placido of the dea on u.s. drug enforcement and intelligence gathering. from the nation's capital, this is "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> over the last two years that has meant taking on powerful interests. powerful interests who have been dominating the agenda in washington for a very long time but they are not always happy with me. they talk about me like a dog. [applause] that is not in my prepared remarks -- but it is true. remarks -- but it is true. host: president obama kicking off the midterm elections with his remarks, prepared an otherwise yesterday in milwaukee, a state that he won in 2008 and where a number of key congressional races are shaping up. it is back to work today following the labor day weekend. the president is in washington. congress returns next week. some of the headlines this september 7. "the new york times" -- once a dynamo, they tech sector slow to hire. and tomorrow obama to push tax breaks for businesses. and the business s
. so we're trying to focus that anger. >> that's why democratic leaders are using the remaining days before at the election to push 11th hour legislation. >> creating jobs by making it in america, not transferring jobs overseas. >> a series of bills in the house, even one this week requiring american flags to be made in america. now, in the senate, the bill to end some tax breaks for companies expanding overseas and giving new tax incentives to businesses bringing jobs home. >> when a corporation tries to take away someone's job and send it halfway around the world, we have to stop them. >> this bill we'll be voting cloture on on tuesday will do nothing to create jobs here in our country. >> republicans scoff at what they call the latest in a series of desperate last-minute political votes. melman and other democratic strategists are telling their candidates, this -- >> it's a bright line. it won't be enough to change the whole political climate. is it enough to win some seat somewhere? the answer is yes. >> a little bit of a reality check. democratic sources say they know the legisl
'll tell us why and what he's doing about it. >>> you've been telling us who your heroes are, thousands of you. now we'll reveal the top ten cnn heroes of the year for the first time right here this hour on cnn. >>> first if you want to make a republican smile, mention the year 1994. that year is midterm elections coming halfway through the first term of a democratic president, bill clinton, republicans picked up 54 house seats and 8 senate seats. more than enough to win control of both houses of congress. 16 years later, we are halfway through the first term of a democratic president, a different one now with the democratic majority in congress and republicans aren't the only ones making comparisons and predictions and promises. this morning, the house republican leadership rolled out its pledge to america. a longer and less specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal
states will say thank you very much. the president can use personnel changes to try to change the tone for the next couple of years. those are things we'll be watching at the white house. jenna: definitely a developing story. thank you so much, mike emanuel at the white house. jon: just 42 days to go until you'll be voting in midterm elections. brand-new fox polls just out in key races in the battleground states. molly hen aburg is live in washington with that. delaware, molly has been on everyone's radar screen since christine o'donnell won the primary there, what is it like. >> reporter: you were talking about christine o'donnell she has her work cut out for her. take a look at today's new fox new poll. she is trailing chris coons by 15 points. only 5% of voters say they are undecided in that race. also posing difficulty for o'donnell look at the strength of vote poll. this is a measure of how certain voters are that they will vote for a certain candidate. for the democrat, coon, 91% say they are certain of their vote for him. 8% may change it. 85 say they are certain of their vote f
marciano introduces us to these combat weatherman. >>> and the a.m. fix block is up and running as it is every day. join the live conversation, go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> it has been one bruising night on the island of bermuda. igor roared right past the coast overnight, missing direct landfall by just 40 miles. >> it's a large hurricane generating enormous waves. it's pummelling the island with powerful winds, driving rain, trees there are shredded, power lines are down. cnn is your hurricane headquarters, rob marciano is here in new york. first, though, let's go to the scene, reynolds wolf live in elbow beach, bermuda. looks like not a good time there this morning. >> reporter: well, things are improving compared to last night where the brunt of the storm really came just to our west around 11:00 local time through midnight, really the worst of it. this storm, although it did not make a direct hit, you've got to remember that bermuda is a small area. and this storm when you include the outflow is nearly 1,000 miles wide. when you think about bermuda, it's not one island, but 138
morning. thanks for joining us for news 4. i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs on tuesday, the 21st day of september, 2010. beautiful sight. the sun beginning to show its light around here. kind of a beautiful sky of in the horizon. 58 degrees right now. let's find out what kind of day we're going to have. >> there's a chill in the air. >> there is. temperatures will quickly climb. we ought to make it into the 70s by late morning. near 80 by afternoon. shenandoahalley to interstate 95. 40s most locations. right in washington, upper 50s. and right near the wat is low 60s. inland, eastern shore now, low 50s. out of the mountains of western maryland, many locations in the 40s right now. and we have a clear sky than to high pressure nosing down from ontario that will be with us throughout the day today with plenty of sunshine. wming us to near 80 degrees with the strong, late september sun. tomorrow, winds shifting into the southwest will bring in summer like warmth. near 90 tomorrow afternoon. lots of sun. after midnight wednesday night through midday thursday, a chance of a passing shower
college graduates by 2020. we used to be number one. we are now no. 12. we are going to get back to no. 1 by the end of the decade. that is why we're revitalizing community colleges and reforming our education system based on what works, not is -- not on what is status quo. that is why we're fighting to make permanent our new tax credit. that will mean $10 million for tuition relief for each child going to -- $10,000 for tuition relief for each child going to college. we see an america where the middle class is the bleeding heart of the economy. that is why we passed health insurance reform to stop insurance companies from jacking up your premium, then drop coverage when you are sick or have a pre-existing condition. that is why we passed financial reform, to end taxpayer bailouts. to stop on wall street banks from taking advantage of the people. we want to compete on service, on good products and good prices. that is why we are trying to make it easier for workers to pay for retirement and fighting efforts by some parties for social security, because the phone if i am president, no one i
. >> they'll join us towards the end of the show. in the meantime, we start with the fox news alert because a deadly helicopter crash overnight leaving nine servicemen dead. it's unclear if any of the dead are americans. according to nato, four others were hurt including an american civilian. the crash happened in a province that's a taliban strong hold. the f.b.i. on its way to fort bliss, texas now where a gunman shot two women at a convenience store. the women believed to be clerks are being treated at a local hospital. military police shot the gunman dead. we don't know the identity of the shooter just yet. congress delaying a vote now on a bill to give $7.4 billion to first responders who got sick after the attacks of september 11th. a vote was expected this week but republicans objected to senator harry reid's addition of two amendments including the dream act that provides amnesty to illegal immigrants. those are your headlines. amnesty not to all illegal immigrants but to students who go to college or those who enter the military and here for five years. >> i believe senator hatch c
shourd's release as a humanitarian gesture. he called on the u.s. to respond by releasing eight iranians he says are being held illegally. >> translator: the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: the case further complicated matters between tehran and washington. relations were already strained over the country's nuclear program. just this summer, the u.n. security council imposed its toughest sanctions yet on the country. but ahmadinejad has downplayed the impact. >> translator: we do take take sanctions seriously, but taking it seriously is different from believing that they are effective. >> reporter: the iranian president is expected to face strong opposition while in the u.s. his arrival sparked one protest near central park sunday, with several more planned throughout the week. as for whether that meeting with ahmadinejad will happen, the mothers say they are still waiting for word. terrell, back to you. >> and hopeful, certainly. tara mergener in washington for us this morning. thank you so much. >>> the ruptured bp oil well in the gulf that led to the w
in the congress and for all of us. and republican ad wizards find a new way to make the house speaker look bad. this hour on nancy pelosi is responding to her harshest critics and the fear of losing control of the house of representatives. >> and you may soon need a prescription, yes, a prescription for some of the most popular over-the-counter cough medicines. there's growing concern that popular brands are being abused with deadly results. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a big curtain call for a dramatic primary season. seven states and the district of columbia are voting right now. the results are will set the tone headed to the midterm election. that could be the game changer for the entire country. check out the top races and the campaign trends being put to the test on this day in the delaware gop senate race, it's moderate congressman mike castle versus tea party candidate, christine o'donnell. the tea party could deliver one of the most devastating blows yet to the republican political establishment. >>> in new york, the veteran democratic congressman, charlie ran
and savannah. >> they call us whacky. they call us wing nuts. we call us we the people. >> christine o'donnell works her magic with value voters. >>> plus, democrats are waving a nationality party campaign but the white house says it's not happening. >>> and the case against men. the evidence that women are better at just about everything. can this really be true? good morning. it's monday, september 20th, 2010. >> i'm chuck. let's get to the rundown before we go to mars and venus. the president working to break through on the economy. it's an hour-long live televised town hall on our sister network, cnbc, and he talks to 200 people from college students to small business owners and retirees. >> the president then hits the campaign trail later on. he's going to head to philadelphia to support joe sestak in favor of arlen specter who was defeated. we're getting real push back from the white house on a story in the new york times that the democrats are bushing an -- >> well, look, the times did get into something. there is a disagreement inside the democratic circles about nationalizing,
in your presence. the young turk. that does it for us. "hardball's" up right now. >>> tea party on the delaware. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening,. the little state that could. will delaware be the one to make or break the conservatives chances of taking over the u.s. senate this year? tonight, we get the results of the big tea party challenge of christine o'donnell to possibly win the republican nomination for senate over mike castle. if she does, it will be the eighth time in this political season that a far right of center beat out the favorite for a gop nomination. we'll look at all the big races in seven states tonight and the district of columbia and what's at stake. also, there's a great political battle brewing over taxes. my question. who wins if congress fails to stop this tax hike if nothing gets done, who wins then? who wins if the tax cuts are extended for all of us. and harry reid exchanges tweets with lady gaga. he says he'll try to get a vote this week on ending don't ask, don't tell. could this be about the election? why not just get rid of it period. we'
's out there as well. rob marciano here with us in atlanta in the extreme weather center. it's just a messy one. >> it is, welcome, john. not only do we have all of that happening but right now two tornado warnings out for parts of virginia and north carolina. let's go to the magic wall. kyra tuck county, northeastern parts of north carolina, and matthews county, the pink polygons that you see here these are tornadoes. and both of these cells are moving north at 40 miles an hour. so moving very, very quickly. this saul within a tornado watch that empasses a big swath of real estate across the mid-atlantic until 1:00 this afternoon. so this is -- you know, we have remnants of a tropical system which was only around for a little bit. and we got a tremendous amount of rain. flooding a huge issue. boy, i'll tell you some of the areas that we've already seen flooding in, like wilmington, 7 inches of rainfall. that's just in 24 hours. and that doesn't include, john, the 10 inches that they had two days earlier. they could very well end up with 20 inches of rainfall without a hurricane the
take them to australia. >> that is right. and thanks for joining us. >>> tonight on "world news" -- investigating the inferno. the latest on what caused that pipeline explosion. and with 2.5 million miles of pipe in america, how to know your neighborhood is at risk. >>> tackling taxes -- 50 days before the election, will you really end up paying less or more? >>> bruised brains among kids who play basketball. why is the danger even greater for girls? >>> and a hero's story -- he's getting his medal of honor. and we have that first interview about that life-changing moment of courage. >>> good evening. we can't see them but they are everywhere crisscrossing america -- 2.5 million miles of natural gas pipeline, enough to circle the earth 100 times. tonight, we have the latest on the investigation into the california explosion, as stunned residents there head home to see what's left of their neighborhood. neal karlinsky tells us how investigators are looking at the age of the pipes and piecing together the clues. he's in san bruno again this monday for us. good evening, neal. >> re
peres, president of israel. thanks for joining us. tomorrow night, jerry seinfeld and friday night, the crew of "saturday night live." we are diverse. anderson cooper is next. >>> tonight, keeping them honest, christine o'donnell refusing to answer direct questions from us, insisting reporters are twisting her words. is she right or is she trying to play the victim? >>> also jesse jackson, jr., facing ethics questions of his own. details on that tonight. >>> also, a home invasion that ended in the murder of a mom, her two daughters. the trial is ongoing and today new evidence and insight on an alleged motive. testimony so disturbing the sole survivor had to leave the courtroom. >>> and later sanjay gupta continuing his series on disease detectives. a gripping race to solve two life and death medical mysteries. a little girl's life hanging in the balance, so does a mom's. we'll show you how a team of disease detectives are racing to save their lives. >>> we begin tonight keeping them honest with, the republican senate candidate dodging questions and a democratic congressman kind of
to the national media. she did that on a national forum sarah palin recommended she use, fox news. for days now, our reporter gary tuchman has been examining these old checks ms. o'donnell used to pay for what paerd to have been personal expenses. the problem is she appears to have been using old campaign funds even though her campaign was over. if true, it would be a violation of federal election laws. now, ms. o'donnell denies any wrongdoing but has so far refused to answer specific questions about those checks. today at a campaign event reporters and their cameras were allowed in but couldn't ask any questions. o'donnell made clear she isn't happy with the coverage she's getting. >> it's wonderful to be here among so many friends. i'm glad the media is here, but i'm also a little bit disappointed because i wanted to talk candidly, and for some reason everything i'm saying is getting recorded and twisted. so i'm still going to talk openly with you. >> well, i don't speak for the media in general, but on this program we're not trying to twist anyone's words. we're simply trying to get some bas
with a built in expiration date at the end of this year. he demanded the democrats vote on taxes without using the suspension procedure. suspension would require a 2/3 vote. more on that in a moment. the senate's fail youure to vote, dick durbin on what he sees as simple math. >> i can count and i know you can too. we have 59 democrats and not a single democrat supports our position that we need to do something responsible, but to help middle income families bring us out of the recession. >> 'is that different after the election? >> well, i hope it will be different. occasionally one republican will respect us. what it gets down to is we can count. we don't have 60 votes for the tax position. we want to say after the election, when we still face a deadline by the end of the year, we will take up the tax issues. >> however immediately after the election, the terms of three a pointed senators expyre from west virginia, illinois and delaware. if they are seated immediately as expected, the republican filibuster would be harder to over item. another issue with which democrats may want to come to g
in the white house. >> i think it depends on whether my cubs are playing. it is actually very useful because it can keep track of what is going on. well, politico of course. [laughter] and now google things all the time. but i have many -- most of the news organizations, have on there. i do have a few sports applications on there to keep track of that. one thing i have on their that was a bad mistake is pac-man. i was more time than i should, even in meetings as i am listening to people, doing that. i am breaking my personal records all the time. >> david axelrod, thank you for sitting down with us today. >> we continue our innovation in democracy program by bringing back mike allen from politico for next interview, with epilepsy, the former chairman of the republican national committee, among many positions. your brother. mike allen, thank you. [inaudible] >> i started out by parking cars. >> honest work. >> was in the basement and one of those typical. 18 years later, i was chairman on the top four calling people at home for money for the republican party. in those days, you wanted to make
residents there head home. to see what's left of their neighborhood. neal karlinsky tells us how investigators are looking at the age of the pipes and piecing together the clues. he's in san bruno again this evening for us, good evening, neal. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the natural gas pipe that leveled this neighborhood was packed up and trucked out by the ntsb today as their most critical piece of evidence, even as neighbors just down the street are finally returning home. >> what the [ bleep ] happened? >> reporter: the people who live on the street where this incredible home video was taken are still nervous, and the sight of pg&e workers using electronic sniffers to check for more leaks under their street isn't helping. >> i feel secure, but she's not. she's scared. she keeps telling me, "i don't wanna come home, mom, i don't wanna go home." >> reporter: investigators so far have two areas of concern as they examined the pipe which was first installed in 1956. first, that it has a long seam where it was welded together and may have been susceptible to corrosion. but t
. >> i suspected you would say that. while it's not the wording that you've used in criticizing this pledge, again, they're not getting the traction. i know you love to call sarah palin sister sarah. i'm curious to see if she'll defend the pledge. she did not mention the really party in the new web ad, talking about this tea party movement. to our knowledge we didn't hear a lot of touting of the tea party as the republican members of the house talked about this pledge to america. >> look who has done well. christine o'donnell came out of nowhere and knocked off an established republican. this fellow paladino is beating up cuomo mercifumercifully. he's not out there putting out a program. he's going after them. he's on the offensive. in politics, this democrats have a fortress they have to defend. they have a record. you can attack any direction. you call the time and place. instead of going out there and staying on the defensive, they build their own fortress. now the democrats are attacking them. so you have us, you have jim clyburn and other fellows in a big argument with the
, a scientist who used to work at los alamos national laboratory of trying to help venezuela build a nuclear bomb. the feds also arrested his wife who we're told worked at the same facility. losslos alamos during mexico waa secret hub for secret project to build the united states first atomic bomb. the main job is keeping nuclear arsenal safe, reliable, and secure. prosecutors say the suspect security clearance gave them access to the lab's restricted data. catherine herridge on fox top story live tonight in washington. i understand this was a pretty elaborate sting operation it? >> was, shep, according to the 28 page diviment. the couple and his wife both u.s. citizens were dealing with an undercover fbi agent. they thought they were dealing with a government official from venezuela. they met multiple times beginning in march of 2008 up through july of 2009. at one point the couple provided a 132 page document of restricted data that was information on how to design, manufacture, or use atomic weapons. in return, they asked for nearly hundred thousand dollars, shep. >> shepard: it seems thi
, luke. keep us posted and let us know. >> will do. >> when we get a final tally on the vote. i want to bring in rachel maddox. as you know, a couple of the waivering republicans said you've got to give us a little more room for amendments here. harry reid said no. this is the result. >> well, there's a couple of things. first of all, it's a historic decision to filibuster the defense reauthorization bill. this is something that has passed 48 times in 48 years. it just passes. this is one of the things that just passes. and that's why actually you've seen over the years lots of amendments, lots of things passed that are attached to this. originally when don't ask, don't tell was instituted, it was passed as an amendment to this bill. in 2007, we saw republican senator orrin hatch attach the dream act to this bill. some of john mccain's campaign finance provisions have been attached to this bill. so republican objections that they are very upset about democratic amendments to this are a little strange, given how many amendments republicans have attached to it. also harry reid's office
and a world free of nuclear weapons. ahmadinejad also challenged the u.s. to accept that iran is playing a major role in the world. >>> results of afghanistan's weekend election could be delayed for weeks because of a ballot fraud investigation. at least 4 million people voted. that's far below the number of voters in last year's presidential election. a top u.n. official says there are serious concerns about the legitimacy of the voting. afghanistan's president called it a solid step for democracy. >>> and the taliban is behind dozens of attacks to disrupt that election. at least 30 people were killed, most of them civilians. as mike best children were not >> reporter: no one knew his name or age. there was no time for that. army medics were only told the taliban mortared hit village on election day and shrapnel cut into his skull. in a spasm of violence meant to disrupt balloting, insurgents had claimed a victim not old enough to vote. another boy's wounds were less serious but he was in shock and also in need of immediate help. 80 miles away, general steve townsend listened as reports
. >> don't disagree, but there was an attempt to use it as a negative against president bush and i think -- >> here's one other -- >> the president used it against the democrats with iraq so -- it's politics -- >> -- the president saying we can absorb a terrorist attack. we'll do everything we can to prevent it. even on 9/11, even the biggest attack ever, we absorbed it and we are stronger. some people saying, why is the president talking about the united states can absorb a terrorist attack? others saying if bush said that everybody would say, there he go, cowboy again. others saying, that's the president saying, we're doing everything we can to stop it but america's a big country and we can deal with it. that's the political debate right now. >> he sounded -- say this nicely, sounded more like an israeli leader than an american. americans tend to whine. they all want to be victims. he said, no, we're a big tough country. israel's a tiny tough country and they're not scared of nothing. i like the fact that this guy -- he doesn't want an attack. good lord, nobody does. but you know what
's primary results. zero be on your screen. joining us this morning from our news desk is steve peoples from "roll call." let us begin with the headline from the delaware newspaper, anti-establishment insurgency rocks of delaware. o'donnell in shocker. tea party-backed candidates funds. how would she be able to do it? guest: not surprised here. the tea party express came into town against the wishes of some people in washington. spent a lot of money. in a closed republican primary was able to make a difference and up said cassell. honestly hard to see this as anything but a nightmare scenario for the gop, at least in this delaware race. you heard karl rove right off the race and both people on both sides are doing the same thing. host: people did not think she could win this primary, either. guest: two different races. winning a closed republican primary which -- i looked at the numbers, about 60,000 people voted, about one-tenth of all registered voters in delaware. about one third of registered republicans. a very small sample. you get enough of your friends and the excited base out, you c
and recent college graduates. it got us thinking about the promises the president made as he came into office. of course, when he first got into office, very beginning no approval rating until we took one about february of 2009. it showed 76% of americans approved of the job he was doing. and then in february of -- now i should say it is 50% down. some 20 points. down some 20 points. look at this brand new poll of polls. not our poll. this shows that it's down 46%. down to 46%. the president's approval rating. that's not even our poll. take a look at this, though. this is all despite some legislative victories that the president had. health care reform. remember that? although very controversial, financial regulatory overhaul. the stimulus. plus, two supreme court justice confirmations. talking about sonia socieewonia and what is the problem, then? of course, it's the economy and unemployment, as the president heard yesterday. when he got into office, a poll taken around february of 2009. he was at 8.2%. now 9.6% and some think it's going up to 10% unprecedented, very tough for the president
it to the republicans holding down the middle class in this country. he used the word hostage. >>> are republicans eating their own? carve rove attacked the tea party's new darling, and the righties are ripping him. they all got a piece of rove today. i'll sort it out for you in a moment. this is the story that has me fired up tonight. now, i don't care how many psycho talkers won last night. i don't care, but, folks, it looks like the democrats really need to get this thing in gear. what happened is bad for america in my opinion. the so-called political experts think the tea party senate candidate christine o'donnell's win in the delaware primary signals an upcoming civil war in the republican party. tim kaine was on the ""today"" show. >> the other thing i think it shows is the deep civil war going on in the republican party. the message is moderates aren't welcome. mike castle, a moderate congressman rejected. that means that the moderate voters have to look long and hard before supporting these candidates. >> governor, i have great respect for you and i don't want to get in a scrap with you bu
open this morning in seven states and in washington, d.c. that's where emily schmidt joins us with a preview. and, emily, tea party candidates are getting a lot of attention today. >> reporter: there's a focus on them. good morning to you. republicans hoping to unseat democrats in november. but today, and first, tea party candidates are hoping to oust some of the gop favorites. the biggest stage for a potential upset today is in delaware. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: on this primary day in seven states, some candidates worry this may not be the year to be a party favorite. >> i actually have a conservative voting record, as far as finances are concerned, in congress. and while i'm a moderate, that's generally on the social issues. >> reporter: in zm-dominated delaware, gop leaders think mike castle is the only hope to win the senate seat. instead, castle is in a fight race with christine o'donnell. she has ran before. but this time, she has tea party backing. >> they get behind candidates like my opponent, who continue to support the democrats' agenda, lock, step and bar
today, largely because it's not very useful. the white house released the president's speech yesterday so everybody could get their head around it and read it in advance. president obama doesn't always stick to the script, but we have a general sense what he'll say. as we wait for the president to begin we're going to tell you about some of the focus points of his speech. now, joining us to talk about it, we've got good people here who know a lot about education. first of all, our cnn education contributor steve perry on the left of the screen in hartford, connecticut. with me here no new york, tony mullen, teaches at-risk students. here with me. he was the 2009 teacher of the year. national teacher of the year. cnn suzanne malveaux is with the president in philadelphia and senior correspondent ed henry at the white house. let me start with steve. steve, what's your sense of what the president is going to say and what value this is going to bring to students and, of course, not just the students across the country who will hear him but their parents and teachers, more importantly? >> w
. >> we want to get more information on this right now, john yang is in kabul for us with the latest. john, what do you know this morning? >> reporter: good morning, matt, as you say, the nine servicemen dead are americans, nbc news is being told and at least one american civilian is among the three injured. this happened as you say in zabul province in southeastern afghanistan. much of the territory there is controlled by the taliban and coalition forces led b the united states had been stepping up their efforts to take on the taliban in that area, to try to drive them out. this has been the deadliest year for coalition forces, the deadliest year for u.s. forces with today's crash, 351 americans have died this year. matt? >> john, but as we say, according to american sources the causef this is still under investigation and yet the taliban has already claimed responsibility. is that the norm in a situati like this? would they normally do something like that? >> reporter: it's very common, matt. as a matter of fact we got the call here at nbc news from a talibanpokesman claimg responsibilit
weather center tracking all of this for us this morning. so are they still in a situation where the waters are still rising now? >> no, the river at least at portage did crest last night. but it's going to remain above flood stage for quite some time. not only across wisconsin, but southern and central parts of minnesota. we've got all these rivers that are actually draining into the mississippi. and we're going to see some issues, i think, downstream from there, as well. so that's issue number one. issue number two is -- more immediate concerns, what's going on in portage. here's where the river crested. the record is is 20.5 feet. it crested just above that last night. and now it's at about 20.2 feet. we're at near record strange. major flood stage, but not expected to come back down below flood stage really until late wednesday into thursday. so we've got quite some time before this river really gets below the danger zone. and what i mean by danger zone is, well, usually after a river crests, we can relax, but because of this situation where you have all of that pressure on this very, v
. what did you learn? >> i learned that we have his bat for the cure. and it is good to have you with us. i learned that next thursday we are recruiting people on the show. i got ed rendell, the axelrods, the bipartisan health challenge on the mall. we'll get people moving. we can agree on that, right, joe? >> byob, bring your own big bat. >> it is time for "the daily rundown". >>> the white house shakeup. if rahm runs for chicago mayor, who gets his job? >>> small church, big controversy. the attorney general calls the planned koran burning idiotic and dangerous, but the florida church's pastor remains defiant. >>> and surrender dorothy. the bedbugs have invaded kansas. savannah, they are everywhere now. it is wednesday, september 8th, 2010. i'm chuck todd. >> good morning, i'm savannah guthrie. they are mostly in new york where you are right now, just saying. we are about 55 days until election day. we'll get right to the rundown. we are going to start with the president who is taking a new sales pitch on the economy on the road today to cleveland. three new ideas and a line in the san
about jimmy carter that seems to emerge every few years that explain to us why he was beaten so soundly in 1980? >> well, he feels, i think it's safe to say, unappreciat unappreciated -- not underappreciated, unappreciated. as we all know, you don't get to be president by having a deficit of grandosty. right, that's not a qualification for the job. all of these guys have that to some degree or another. some hide it better than others. i think as president carter gets older, he hides it not at all. >> so you're saying, not as as well as others? >> not at all. >> let's put the whole story aut there, for what it's worth. by the way, in washington this morning -- >> begins in plains. >> we have with us, a proposal historian, michael. he said, basically, after these comments aired yesterday, because, you know, president carter is on a media blitz for his book, "white house diary." he says this, what i meant was for 27 years, any carter center has provided me with superior opportunities to do good. >> if we can just say, that is the worst clarification -- >> i'm not going to defend that argum
to the table that brings us to the number one way democrats know their party is in trouble. under a democratically controlled congress americans' dissatisfaction with the federal government has reached its highest point in 18 years. joining when reaction to this list of concerns for the democrats, sandra smith and kate obenshain. you both are smiling: look, if democratic donors -- they are looking out for their business interest they go with the flow. >> it is not a business-friendly administration. businesses still aren't hiring. the end of the day they see health care costs rising, tagses going up. the employees at those 126 companies they gave their money to democrat two years ago. this time they are saying this isn't working out for us. >> democrats are saying the reason is that they are their bets that these businesses are protecting our own interests. it is because they are so shocked they've been burned by the policies the financial institution supported obama in 2008. now they are shifting. something we have to keep in mind the unreported donations. still, even though it l
give his perspective on the challenges facing u.s. cities and later, steve capt. talks about banking rules for the industry. from the nation's capital, this is "washington journal." host: good morning. it is friday, september 24, 2010 and you are watching "washington journal" and you can see it is a foggy morning here at the nation's capital. the senate yesterday, they managed to deliver a small business bill to the president. if they decided to delay the tax debate until after the election and on campaign finance, the republicans managed to turn down a movement that would have addressed the citizens united decision for the supreme court. we will be talking about a lot of issues this morning, including the house gop pledge to america. and there will be a discussion of disclosure laws for mortgages. we will begin with a discussion about the baby boom generation there is an article in the atlantic, can the baby boomers ?edeem their generation .. and our numbers are on the screen. we will get to your calls and questions in just a few minutes. let me show you the cover of the "at
made us look twice. tony curtis was born bernard schwartz on june 3, 1925, in new york. his relationship with his parents was less than smooth. his dad was an immigrant tailor who forced his son to work for him. curtis' neurotic mother was hard to deal with at times. his younger brother was killed in a road accident at the age of 9. a few years later, another brother was born who would eventually be diagnosed as schizophrenic. tony grew tired of his family life and at 17 he joined the u.s. navy. his navy stint brought him around the world though he never saw combat. toward the end of the 1940's, he returned home and quickly started acting classes. after a theater agent saw him in the greenwich village production of "golden boy" curtis was signed to a seven year contract with universal pictures. in 1949, curtis landed his first role in crisscross where he danced. two years later, he was given a leading role in "the prince who was a thief." that same year, curtis married actress janet leigh, a marriage that would last a decade. they had two daughters. one well known actress ja
are now learning that more than 60% of u.s. pipelines are aging, and according to the ntsb putting countless lives at risk. trace gallagher has more live from our west coast newsroom, trace. >> reporter: i've got to tell you, megyn the more we look into this the more concerning this gets, five days after the san bruno pipe explosion and we still have no idea what the exact cause was. the ntsb saying, look around the country. there could be thousands, maybe tens of thousands of pipes that are in the same condition the san bruno pipe was in. remember, if you want to look at these pictures, the san bruno pipes were all put in in the 1950s. this is 1948, look at the hillsides, the area, there are very few subdivisions put in here. they were all put in by the 1950s. now we'll show you almost of the same picture of what it looks like today, you'll get a better example. look at the sprawl. on top of all of those gas lines that were put in 50 years ago, and keep in mind that for a metal pipe 50 years is about the life expectancy, look at the sprawl in the same area. all those pipes that we
questions from us, insisting reporters are twisting her words. is she right or is she trying to play the victim? also jesse jackson, jr., facing ethics questions of his own. details on that tonight. >>> also, a home invasion that ended in the murder of a mom, her two daughters. the trial is ongoing and today new evidence and insight on an allege the motive. testimony so disturbing the sole survivor had to leave the courtroom. and later sanjay gupta continuing his series on disease detectives. a little girl's life hanging in the balance, so does a mom's. we'll show you how a team of disease detectives are racing to save their lives. >>> we begin with the republican senate candidate dodging questions and a democratic congressman kind of doing the same. first christine o'donnell from delaware continuing to avoid questions. she announced last night she wouldn't be talking to the national media, she did that on a national forum, sarah palin recommended she use, fox news. for days now, our reporter gary tuchman has been examining these old checks ms. o'donnell paid for what appeared to be
manager attacked her. >> i found out that she was living on campaign donations, using them for rent anpersonal expenses while leaving her workers unpaid >> reporter: she found her only hard times actually made her understand voters' anger. >> a lot of people have said that we didn't win the general election. >> reporter: democratic officials are gleeful and called her an ultraright wing extremist. ironically, her supporters used an obama slogan. >> yes we can! >> reporter: a tight race too close to call. former state attorney general, the choice of both the republican establishment and sarah palin against a tea party endorsed conservative activist. on to new york, where the republican nominee for governor is another tea party conservative. real estate developer over the party favorite former favorite rick lazio. rangel beat back several challenges. >> i go back to washington stronger than i have ever been. >> reporter: and back here in delaware, democrats didn't have a primary fight for the senate seat, so chris cooms is the candidate. or donnell who's worked for nonprofit groups is
to the two other americans still jailed there? this morning, their mothers join us for a live interview. >>> and zapping the fat. two new devices promise to help give people better-looking bodies without needles, injections, or exercise. can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, september 15th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. christine o'donnell virtually unknown just a few weeks ago, but this morning she's officially the gop's candidate for the senate seat vacated by joe biden. >> o'donnell is now the sixth tea party candidate to win a race this year. but this morning, some are saying her win could actually be a costly blow to the republican's hopes of reclaiming control of congress in november. why? we'll explain. and we'll talk to christine o'donnell about her victory, straight ahead. >>> also ahead, for the first time, we're hearing from the connecticut doctor who was the o
endorsement. here with us a author of 2010 take back america, dick morris. welcome back, good to see you. you are in pennsylvania toomey still up by eight points there. wisconsin, pennsylvania, ohio, certainly a bellwether for what we can expect in 36 days? >> absolutely. i'm here in pennsylvania. i was campaigning for kim burns who lost the special election to critz for murtha's seat now he's five points ahead. i think in pennsylvania we will pick up six additional house seats. i think burns will win. bar let toe will defeat juror ski. argyle will defeat holden. we are looking at a wipe out of the democratic establishment in this state. all over the country. what i just did is i counted in all the public polls, how many districts a republican challenger is leading a democratic incumbent. 54, the same total we won in '94. there are another 19 where the democrat is under 50 and the republicans within five points. that is 73 seats, sean. >> sean: you think this could be -- look, i'm more cautiously optimistic than you. i don't want to dampen people's enthusiasm, as if i could. i think the inten
lots of ways to reach us. we need your questions. the gov. ric: nice to be with you, "america live" starts right now. megyn: thanks, guys, this is a fox news extreme weather alert, the east coast is under assault by mother nature right now. tornado watches from north carolina to new jersey. flood warnings are stretching all the way up to maine. evacuations, massive amounts of rain falling. this is "america live," i'm megyn kelly, hi, everybody. take a good look at that radar, what is left of tropical storm nicole is combining with a low pressure system to make for one awful storm. flooding up and down the east coast, nearly 21-inchess falling since sunday on wilmington, north carolina. nearly 2 feet of rain in three days. that tops hurricane floyd's five day mark of 19 inches set back in 1999, topping the hurricane. many lost their lives by driving through water during that storm. so this time around authorities are warning the folks, don't even think about it. from the southeast to new england it is bad and getting worse, and we are working and watching it all. janice dean our met
kept us from going into a great depression. rahm has been the right arm of the president. >> he's known as a pragmatist, a level-headed guy. why wouldn't you want to be mayor of chicago as opposed to staying in washington. there's so much more political longevity in chicago. you can stay politically active there even after you die so it's a great retirement system. but it's going to be interesting to see who he is replaced with. if he's replaced with an idealog it will move them to the left. if he's replaced with someone of stature, in there but they need another rahm. >> what about -- what is going on behind the scenes at the white house? is there an exodus? david axelrod is leaving to start to run campaign. we've had other high-profile people leaving. summers leaving. what's going on? is this the normal course of events? >> absolutely. >> the average tenure for a senior white house official is 18 months and we're past that 18-month mark already. it's always the case that at two years, people turn around and i think it's good. good for the house. for any white house. i think the presid
government to a standstill? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, nbc's chad todd, cnn's gloria borger, nbc's kelly o'donnell and the "chicago tribune's" clarence page. any establishment power this year is a force to behold and republicans who want to beat barack obama next time are studying up. anyone who wants the g.o.p. nomination has to get the tea party force without being a crackpot himself or herself. when richard nixon brought in the goldwater party, it was different. most disappointed right-wingers had lost in 1964. same thing when jimmy carter brought in the mcgovern crowd in 1976. they were in no position to put up a fight. not so the tea party. they'll be coming off a big win and on a roll. listen to minnesota governor tim plenty, not a tea party guy, trying to signed one. >> the federal government is a drug dealer trying to give out free samples, give people a free taste, get them addicted. and get your own house in order, by the way. chris: they're all trying to act the part, trying to be tea party types. will this work, the establishment-types echoing lik
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